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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1921.
in Prices, Charge
Cotton Association Head Says
Policies in Connection With
Deflation "Cynical, Cruel
Washington, Aug. 23. Federal
reserve board policies in connection
with price and currency deflation
are "cynical, cruel and inexcusable,"
and constitute "financial tyranny
and commercial criminality," J. S.
Wannamaker, president cf the
American Cotton association,
charged today before a joint Con
gressional Agriculture Commission.
The board's methods, he added, are
"heaping up gold in the United
States at the expense of all civiliza
Speaking, he said, for agricultural
producers, the witness asserted the
federal board and banks were re
sponsible for the general price de
cline. The board's pressure still was
being exerted upon "bankers who
are afraid of their shadow, who may
find all their loans called by the re
serve banks any minute, and dare
not disobey its orders," according
to Mr. Wannamaker, who asked the
tpmtnissioji to recommend legisla
tion for general revision of the re
serve board personnel.
: He proposed that the personnel
be composed of 12 members, nomi
nated from the various districts as
representatives of industry instead
of banking, who should be appointed
by the president and confirmed by
the senate. Further, he suggested
that the commission recommend the
instant reduction in federal reserve
lediscount rates to a basis of three
and one-half per cent on liberty
"The federal reserve banking sys
tem, created to serve the people, by
its administration, has made the peo
ple servants of the system," he as
sorted. "It's policy will require the
American people to- pay with de
flated dollars a national debt bor
rowed in inflated dollars."
Price declines that have been ef
fected lately,-he declared, will not
help consumers, because "they have
left nothing for agricultural pro
ducers to do but combine and reduce
production so low in the future that
prices will give us some margin of
profit and let us pay our debts."
Repetition of Crop
.r allure r ui ctaca
Seed Grain in the Volga
Region Has Not Been
Riga; Aug. 23.-r(By The .'Asso
ciated Press.) At least a partial
repetition next summer of this
year's crop failure in the Volga
rr;i! nnur annfars inevitable, ac
cording to official bolsheviki advices j
and independent tnspatcnes irm
Moscow. The Russian peasants arc
said to be doing their utmost to fur
nish a seed sypply for the stricken
provinces, but with only a few
weeks remaining before the latest
possible date for sowing, an ex
tremely small proportion of the seed
grain needed has ben gathered in
Russia and the foreign grain which
has been ordered is slow in coming.
The collection of the natural tax
and return of seed loans up to
August 19 produced altogether
1,067,000 poods (about 640,200
bushels), while for the Volga region
alone there are needed 9,000,000
poods of grain, says a radio dis
patch from Moscow. "Time does not
wait, and our stride is too slow.'
Some of the more radical writers
in the Moscow newspapers charge
that foreign aid is only make-believe
and that at the same time France is
arming Roumania and Poland, for
a new attack on Russia.
Bluffs High School Is
Honored by War Branch
Washington, Aug. 23. Nine high
schools were officially recogn.zed by
the War department as "honor" in
stitutions and designated as such be
cause of the "especially high stand'
ards of military training and soldier
ly discipline," maintained by them
iii training mepibers of the junior
units, reserve officers corps, lne
schools are Chattanooga. Tenn.j
Council Bluffs. Ia.; Crane Technical
and the Schurz, Chicago; Gloucester,
Mass.; Lincoln and Manual Arts,
Los Angeles, Cal.; Northwestern,
Detroit, Mich., and Rocktord, III.
cress Does Business
Rapidly to Get Vacation
Washington, Aug. 23. The senate
and house resumed today their con
sideration of business under high
pressure in the expectation of de
claring a 30-day recess late tomor
row. Both were in session last night,
ihe house until it had passed the ad
ministration railroad funding bill
and the senate until 11 -.15, when it
had reached a point where it was
ready to take a final vote upon re
convening today on the shipping
board deficiency bill carrying $48,
500.000. 7,000 Chiropractors at
Unveiling of Palmer Bust
Davenport, la., Aug. 23. More
than 7,000 chiropractors from all
parts of the country, attending the
16th annual convention here today,
were present at the un'eiling of the
D. .D. Palmer memorial bust. The
sataue was erected by the chiroprac
tors of the world as a tribute to the
discoverer of this new science. The
convention will be in session all
cttk. The feature will be a mam
month street parade Wednesday.
W. J. Burns Sworn in
Washington, Aug. 23. William J.
Burns of New York was sworn in
today as director of the bureau of
investigation . of Department of
, Justice, succeeding Williajn J. Flynn,
who resigned last week.
Where the Hopes of Every North
Ford Now Working for
, , (Continued From Pace One.)
his trips of inspection over the 454
miles traversed by his railroad across
the state of Ohio to the coal fields
of West Virginia.
He was not riding over the line
in his private car sending for di
vision superintendents and other of
ficials at each division point He was
actually hiking along haJf the time
making a real inspection of the prop
erty he was undertaking to operate.
He found a train at Napoleon, where
crews were feverishly at .vork pack
ing oil waste about the axles.
In three minutes he had acquired
all the history of railroad methods
in lubrication of car axles. He said
nothing but the next day upon hi.,
return to Dearborn he dropped into
the engineering department with all
the general details for application of
an oiling system to freight car axles
which will call for oiling every three
, Will Reduce Axle Size.
"Not only will it save the expense
of men to oil them but it will reduce
the friction and consequently the
pulling power necessary to get a
train over the road," he explained.
"And what is more, it is nothing
more than application of the general
principle of lubrication of automobile
Then the first time President
Ford of the D., T. & I. got down onj
his hands and knees, for close in
spection of the axle' on a freight
car he threw up his hands in holy
horror. On the spot he made the
prediction that in 10 years' time the
"axle as big around as your head"
would be a relic of so-called ante
"We could take any one of these
engines or cars and melt it down and
make three out of it," he laughed at
the time and already he has made
good on that promise.
"It took only a Jew weeks of man
agement of the D., T. & I. to con
vince the automobile manufacturer
that the railroads' unbusinesslike
system of accounting constituted as
heavy a. stone about the railroads'
neck as their backwardness in en-1
gineering. It was on the business
end that he made the big "cleanup"
in the D., T. & I. as he found it
"Fired" Freight Solicitor.
The freight solicitor who carried
go'od ' cigars but no information
about when one cf his trains would
move was the first to go. Then he
moved on the clerical force, spend
ing thousands of dollars a month in
a vain effort to keep track of the
amount of money the line was losing.
Legal departments, dealing chiefly
in long drawn out controversies over
damage claims, suffered under the
"Keep the cars moving," was the
only specific order he issued to the
new president of the road.
"If you cannot get the train over
the road on scheduled time with
one locomotive, put on two," was
another bit of railroad heresy he in
troduced, but it has put the road on
a paying basis for the first time in
No Sunday Trains.
Aside from the order placing all
D. T. & I. employes under the $6
a day minimum wage rule, first ap
plied in the Ford factories, the Ford
innovation most interesting to the
old-time railroaders was the observ
ance of the Sabbath order. And
what he has done to date towards
shutting down his railroad en Sun
day is nothing to what is con
templated. Operation of a railroad on Sunday
is all nonsense, according to the
Ford idea. At present he is moving
only perishable goods and in the near
future he expects to have the traffic
moving in such a fashion that from
Saturday night until Monday morn
ing not one single wheel will turn
on the D. T. & I. system.
Funeral of King Peter
Attended by Vast Throng
Belgrade, Aug. 23. (By The As
sociated Press.) The funeral of the
late King Peter was held today m
the presence of vast throngs ct the
people. Perfect order was maintained
throughout the city during the ceremonies.
Copjt1M: 1031: By th Chicago TrfbumJ
(Continued From Face One.)
in the afternoon. She had made
good progress in her perusal of the
There was a mysterious telephone
call to the Buck home, three long
rings over a rural party line, just
before the Neal women started from
the Neal home. This was not heard
by the Bucks, but it was heard by
several of the neighbors and by the
night operator at the Peru exchange
who called the village marshall, J.
C. Woodie, and told him she be
lieved there was some one in dis
tress out on the line, either at Bucks
or Neals. The call was sent out, it
is presumed from the Neal home.
No one replied to central's response.
Who Sent Phone Call.
The puzzling question is: Did Mrs.
Neal or Ava send in the call and
then become panic-stricken at the
thought of what the call Would re
veal? Bth of them deny that a
call was sent from their home.
Or did Ben Neal, weik and faint
from loss of blood, send in the call
after he had been shot and was on
the border of death -and unable to
complete it? This is thought im
possible, for the telephone was in the
dining room some distance away and
there were no blood clots leading
from the room where his body was
found in a welter of his own blood.
The farm home of the Neals is
located in the rough hills of the Mis
souri river valley and is located on
one of, the highest points. From it
can be seen the Missouri river and
the Missouri shore in the distance.
The farm and home is an isolated one
with an environment of almost abso
lute solitude. In such a setting al
most any kind of a crime could be
committed without the danger of
much of the incriminating circum
stances being revealed.
Butler Incident Forgbtten.
So far as the injection of A. E.
Butler of Lincoln into the case is
concerned, there are few here who
pay very much attention to it. Most
of the persons familiar with the case
believe he was eliminated when lie
and Neal came together at Brown
ville last spring. Some have the
theory that Ben Neal wrote the but
ler letter as a diary to refresh his
memory and enlighten his attorneys,
Kelligar and Ferneau of Auburn, in
the event that Mrs. Neal would re
vive the divorce proceedings that
she had withdrawn a few weeks be
fore in rebuttal of any testimony
she would produce to his discredit
in the marital relationship.
Ava Marie Neal has been a student
at the Peru Normal school. Her
mother and Ava were desirious of
leaving their farm and obtaining a
residence in Peru, where they could
live while Ava was attending school
and had looked up a house a short
time before the tragedy. It is well
known that Neal preferred to live on
the farm, although Mrs. Neal testi
fied that he had expressed his wil
lingness to go to Peru for the win
ter and return to we farm in the
Blair Garage Man Killed
When Auto Goes Over Bank
Hurtling over an embankment on
the river road north of Florence
Monday night, a large touring car
which he was driving instantly killed
G. M. Antill, Blair garageman. The
auto turned over, pinning Antill un
der the steering wheel and break
ing his neck.
John Fisher, also of Blair, was
thrown clear of the car and escaped
Red Cross Medical Head in
Saloniki Dies of Burns
Saloniki, . Greece, Aug. 23. Dr.
Russell Stewart Wingficld of Rich
mond, Va., medical head of the
American Red Cross unit here, who
wis seriously burned August IS, in
a fire in the Red Cross child health
clinic in Kalmaria park, died of his
Schools to Open Sept. 5
Geneva, Neb., Aug. 23. (Special.)
The city schools will open Sep
tember 5 with prospects of the larg-1
est enrolment on record here.
Will Stop in Omaha
Bankers from all points in the east
and midwest will travel in two spe
cial trains to attend the forty-seventh
annual convention of the Amer
ican Bankers' association at Los Ai
geles October 3 to 7. The specials
start from Chicago and will pick
up large delegations at Omaha.
The equipment will comprise
sleepers, diners and observation cars
of modern type, according to L. W.
Wakely, general passenger agent cf
the Burlington railroad, which fur
nishes the trains.
Walter W. Head of Omaha is a
membc of the general committee on
invitations and Arthur Reynolds,
president of the Continental & Com
mercial Bank of Chicago, is chair
man of the committee on transporta
tion. The delegations will stop in
Omalia from 2 to-11 p. m. on Sep
tember 27. , .. . .
Motive Claimed Found
For Murder of Broker
Los Angeles, Cal., Aug. 23. When
Arthur Burch and Mrs. Madclynn
Obenchain face a jury here for trial
on an indictment charging them
with the murder or J. Belton Ken
nedy, the state, it was announced
here today, will endeavor to estab
lish as the motive for the shooting
of Kennedy that Burch was anxious
to marry Mrs. Obenchain and that
he removed Kennedy as the final ob
stacle to the possibility of such a
union. This announcement of the
state's theory of motive was made
by Malcolm MacLaren, special in
vestigator for the district attorney,
who has been shaping up the evi
dence and preparing the state s case
Omaha Day at State Fair
At Lincoln Set. for Sept. 8
"Omaha day" at the Nebraska
State fair will be celebrated Septem
ber 8, according to information re
ceived by the Omaha Chamber of
Commerce. Plans for a record at
tendance of Omahans at Lincoln on
that day are under way by local
Officials of Omaha clubs and or
ganizations will meet at the Cham
ber of Commerce Thursday noon to
discuss arrangements for a large
representation of Omahans to the
state fair. Officials of Ak-Sar-Ben
will give paper pennants to motorists
which will permit them to park their
cars in a guarded area in the fair
grounds. Admission to the fair will
be 75 cents, a similar charge to be
made for automobiles..
Woodrough to Go to Fargo.
Judge Woodrough of the federal
court will go to Fargo, N. D., Sep
tember 5, to sit with two other fed
eral judges, one of them a circuit
judge, in two cases where constitu
tionality of laws are under question.
Schools New Plan
Of Vets' Bureau
Universities to Be Established
In Cantonments in East,
Middle-West, South and
On Pacific Coast.
Washington, Aug. 23. Four
United States vocational universities
one in the cast, the middle west,
the south and on the Pacific coast-
will be established in abandoned
army cantonments by the veterans'
bureau under a new policy for :he
rehabilitation of former servicemen,
announced to iiMit by Director
The new noliev. Colonel Forbes
said, was worked out with the ap
proval ot President rlarding to cor
rect "the system of farming out vo
litional natients." and oroDerlv re
habilitate the approximately 94.00C
men now being trained.
Colonel Forbes said he would leave
u'itliin 10 rlavs for an illSOection tour
of advantageous sites for the pro
posed universities in the definite sec
tions of the country but expected to
annminpp the location of the first in
stitution before his departure. Choice
of localities, lie added, would De
made upon approval of the president.
Present plans, he said, call for the
firct ,,nivpritv tr r.tart work within
90 days with about 2,000 men in at
tendance. Courses will De orterea m
masonry, architecture, plumbing,
nrintincr pncrravinir. book binding,
electrical work, carpentry and steam
fitting, and such agricultural lines as
animal husbandry, dairying and for
estry. No legislation will be necessary
for the inauguration of the new policy
of vocational training, Colonel
KV.rhpc aesprted. nor will the cost be
greater than under the present sys
tem of decentralized instruction.
While the universities will not be
rifrvr,nrfintr bp added, farm orod-
ucts can be raised to provide
partially for the subsistence ot me
y "Their Shell Holes"
Rheims, France, Aug. 23. (By
The Associated Press.) Many mem
bers of the American Legion dele
gation left the main party on the
trip over the battlefield after the
ceremony at Verdun yesterday to
visit. "mv old shell hole" in the Ar
gonne. The Americans on the trip
passed through Mont Faucon and
Romagne on their way to Rheims.
At the Romagne cemetery, where
several thousand Americans are
buried, the legionnaires held a spe
cial service. School children from
Verdun and the countryside brought
One group, headed by Franklin
D'Olier, firs national commander of
the. : .American Legion, accompanied
Marshal .Eoch , to Gorcy, where the
American Legion service . was read
over the grave of the jnarshal's son.
Another group .went to Decourt,
where a son of former Premier Vi
viani is buried. Here a similar serv
ice was held.
Townley Would Appeal From
Conviction -in Minnesota
Washington, Aug. 23. A. C.
Townley, president of the Nonpar
tisan league, and Joseph ' Gilbert,
manager of the league's organization
deoartment, today filed notice that
on October 10 they would ask the
supreme court to consider an appeal
from the state courts of Minnesota
in which they were convicted of hav
ing opposed enlistments and the pur
chase of Liberty bonds during the
war and of having; declared the
United. States would soon be bank
rupt, urging that , the money be in
vested in Nonpartisan league grain
Deputy Sheriffs Killed
By Men Shooting at Cars
Jellico, Tenn.. Aug. 23. Deputy
Sheriffs C. P. McDonald and Andy
Wnrttiam wpro killed late Mcnday
six miles from here on the Jellico
Lafollctte !oad when, it is claimed,
they attempted to arrest Fred Jones
and Virgil Reno. Jones and Reno,
with two women, according to
authorities, had been on the road all
day shooting at passing automobiles.
Jones and Reno were arrested
later and lodged in the Jellico jail.
Precautions against mob violence
have been taken.
in Our Standard
of Quality at--
Death 5 Minutes
Detective Trcglia beat death by
five minutes in a trip today to the
honie of Paul Holzappel, 2018
He made the trip on a call from
Ilolzappcl's son, Hans, who phoned
the police station that his father in
tended to commit suicide.
At the home Detective Trcglia
found Holzappel pacing the floor.
On a table in the center of the
room was an alarm clock set for 12
o'clock, rosary beads, a Bible, a
lighted candle and a razor.
According to the story told
Treglia, Holzappel intended to kill
himself when the alarm went off.
Treglia arrived five minutes be
forehand. Holzappel was taken to
Central station and later" to the
county jail, where he was said to be
One Without Trial
Strangulation Is Method Used
Two Executioners Under
Ottawa, Aug. 23. A strange story
of the course of justice in the Cana
dian northland which resulted in the
summary execution of an Eskimo by
strangulation has been brought hci
by the Royal Canadian mounted
The victim of the unwritten law,
cne Ahkak, was himself a murderer,
police said, and adjudged by his fel
low villagers in Konghermuet, an
Eskimo colony on Prince Albert
sound, as dangerous to the com
In the summer of 1919, the report
reads, Ahkak murdered one Aglue
tuk. Shortly afterward Ahkak
made a hunting pact-with Olepsekak
by which they were to share for
tunes and the wife cf the former. In
March, 1920, when the hunters re
turned to their base, the Eskimos of
Konghermuet, both men and
women, met Ahkak.
Seemingly aware of their intent,
Ahkak told them of a deer skin line
outside his hut which would serve
It was with this line that Ahkak
was duly strangled, and two Eski
mos, Kahahovi and Amokuka,
charged with being chief actors in
the drama, were arrested last March
by Corporal E. H. Cornelius and
Constable J. Brockie of the mounted
police. They will be ,held in
Herschel Island over the winter and
will be brought out for trial next
Ambition for Stage
Blamed for Divorce
Ambition on the part of Mrs.
Adeline Kellstrom for a stage and
operatic career blasted their happy
home, Alvin F. Kellstrom, 3827
North Eighteenth street, asserted in
a petition filed yesterday in district
I Mrs. Kellstrom filed a petition for
divorce several days ago, charging
she was compelled to chop wood,
and that her husband failed to keep
the house warm enough for their
child, Carl Albin, 2 1-2 years old.
"TTvrarnliv" Tntprvpnpe in
Irish Peace Negotiations
Dublin, Aug. ZX (By The Asso
ciated Press.) "The Hyrarchy," as
the Roman Catholic church is
known in Ireland, has intervened in
the Irish peace negotiations. Rev.
Edward Mulhorn, lord bishop of
Dromore, came to Dublin tonight
with a message from the "highest
authority" which he delivered to
Eamon De Vafera and the other Sinn
Fein leaders. There were long con
sultations over the message.
Asked whether the message came
from "the cardinal," meaning Cardi
nal Logue, the primate of Ireland,
a priest who accompanied Monsig
nor Mulhorn replied in the neg
ative. This was considered in some
circles here as possibly meaning that
Rome had intervened.
Prohe Into Alleged "Coffin"
Trust Will Be Started
Chicago, Aug. 23. A nation-wide
investigation into profiteering by un
dertakers and an alleged "coffin
trust" was announced today through
the offices of Charles F. Clyne, dis
trict attorney. Mr. Clyne was in
Washington today and went fiom
there to New York to secure infor
mation on the proposed campaign.
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Well Under Way
American Government Defin
ing Principles and Collect
ing Data to Guide
Ily Tlio AHtmrinlril Prt.
Washington, Aug. 23. While dip
lomatic formalities of the disarma
ment conference move fonward with
deliberation, the American govern
ment is at work defining principles
and collecting information , which
will guide its representatives at the
council table. '
Considerable progress " is under
stood to have been made both to
ward preparation of plans and data
for the American commissioners and
toward a canvass of the diplomatic
field to determine what interna
tional problems are to be considered
within the scope of the conference.
Both the army and the navy have
taken an extensive part in the gov
Meantime, although the conference
has become an assured fact through
the informal acquiescence of all in
vited powers, the periunctory story
cf formal diplomatic exchanges con
tinues to hold the center of ths
stage so far as surface developments
are concerned, and to be the theme
of all available official comment. The
formal acceptance of Great Britain
reached the State department today.
Formal acceptance from Japan,
Italy and France are yet to come.
It has not beei. revealed what steps
may have been taken diplomatically
to secure agreement as to the scope
of the conference, but .the nature of
the formal replies are taken gener
ally to indicate that negotia
tions are entirely separate from the
semi-public formal exchanges over
the actual assembling of the dele
gates. It is understood that the' ten
dency has been to hold discussions
of scope in an informal status in
order to facilitate a free exchange of
The senate under an agreement
reached tonight will vote not later
than 12:30 tomorrow on an amend
ment to a deficiency bill carrying
$200,000 for expenses of the disarma
ment conference as well as on a
proposal to direct American delegates
to the conferences to demand open
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Ex-Foot Ball Star
Is Held for Fraud
Long Beach, Cal., Aug. 23.
Ralph E. Capron, former foot ball ,
star of the University of Minnesota
and later a professional baJe ball
player , in Pittsburgh and Philadel-'
rhia and B. Vedelcr, who was said V -to
have represented himself as an
oil operator, were arrested here to
day on warrants from South Bend,
Washington and Bathkecp, N. -D.,
charging the defrauding of - banks
through the issuance of .worthless
An operative of a private detective
agency, who made the arrests, de
clared charges against the men in
other states, including Kansas. Wis
consin, Mississippi and Texas, in-
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Minnesota and later high school
foot ball coach here.
Iowa Editors Sing Praise .
Of Omaha in Letter to C. of C.
What Iowa editors think of Oma
ha and Nebraska may be, gathered
from a letter received by Montagu
Tancock, manager of publicity for
the Chamber of Commerce. :
"We fellows from Iowa certainly
had a good time in Omaha and en
joyed your hospitality. You know
we people here in Iowa used to think
Nebraska and Omaha' belonged in,
or were a part of, our back yard,
but of late we have moved you all
around in front with the rose bushes
and flower beds." .
The letter . was signed by E. O.
Stevens, president of the Iowa Press
To Enforce Packer Bill
Washington. Aug. 23. An appro-',
priation of $200,000 was authorized
bv the senate last night' to enable, F
the secretary of agriculture to pro
vide clerical and other assistants for
the enforcement of the packers' con
Rail President Dies
Tuscon, Ariz., Aug. 23. Epes
Randolph, president of he Arizona
Eastern and the " South Pacific De
Mexico and one of the pioneer rail
load men of the southwest, died here
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